Quantcast
Last updated on April 24, 2014 at 13:57 EDT

Latest University of Texas at Austin Stories

2013-01-11 10:16:27

The detailed changes in the structure of a virus as it infects an E. coli bacterium have been observed for the first time, report researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UT Health) Medical School this week in Science Express. To infect a cell, a virus must be able to first find a suitable cell and then eject its genetic material into its host. This robot-like process has been observed in a virus called T7 and...

2012-12-18 14:17:14

The compound can be toggled back and forth between its aromatic and anti-aromatic states, as well as to a never before seen intermediate state By synthesizing a stable "antiaromatic" compound, as well as a never before seen intermediate version of that compound, chemists at The University of Texas at Austin have written an important new chapter in the story of modern chemistry. The research was done in collaboration with an international roster of colleagues from Yonsei University in...

Simulations On Ranger Supercomputer Help Researchers Understand Biofuel Reactions
2012-12-04 12:44:16

Texas Advanced Computing Center, The University of Texas at Austin In a well-known fairy tale, Rumpelstiltskin used magic to weave straw into gold. Today, scientists are reversing that formula – using gold to turn straw (and other forms of biomass) into today's global currency: energy. The magic involves a special nanocatalyst, in which minute particles of gold dot the surface of titanium-oxide. The forces that emerge from the combination of these two materials are strong enough...

2012-11-03 23:21:27

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Months of dedication and hard work in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) paid off tonight for three students named National Finalists in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, the nation's premier research competition. A new method to help robots navigate in space earned top honors and the $3,000 Individual scholarship for Kensen Shi of College Station, Texas. Mathematics research with...

2012-10-31 11:29:36

National Student Clearinghouse to Assume Operation of SPEEDE Server AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Texas at Austin will partner with the nonprofit National Student Clearinghouse® to provide expanded and secure electronic student record exchange services for academic institutions and employers nationwide. Under this partnership, the National Student Clearinghouse will assume operating responsibility for and invest in the university's...

UT Austin Has Been Selected As Research And Education Partner By NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
2012-10-17 11:41:04

The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory has selected The University of Texas at Austin for its Strategic University Research Partnership program – a federally funded program focused on advancing space exploration. The partnership will enable the university and JPL researchers to propose collaborative research and educational projects in strategic focus areas such as robotics, nanosatellites and high-precision mapping. The program also creates an employment pipeline for JPL's future...

2012-10-12 11:23:50

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 12th, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prominent stem cell scientists, physicians, and advocates from leading medical facilities and research institutions across Texas and California will highlight the 3rd Annual Stem Cell Research Symposium: Spotlight on Texas, on October 19, 2012, at the Texas State Capitol. This free, public symposium, produced and co-hosted by the Austin-based nonprofit Texas Cures Education Foundation (Texas Cures), is designed to educate the public...

2012-10-09 20:43:01

Evolutionary psychologists find rape impacts sexual behavior, self-esteem Depression and post-traumatic stress disorder are commonly associated with sexual assault, but a new study from The University of Texas at Austin shows that female victims suffer from a wide spectrum of debilitating effects that may often go unnoticed or undiagnosed. Researchers Carin Perilloux, now a visiting assistant professor at Union College in New York, and David Buss, a professor of psychology at The...

2012-09-20 06:26:09

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The median household income in Austin, Texas, was $49,987 in 2011, which was not significantly different from the national figure of $50,502, according to statistics released today from the 2011 American Community Survey by the U.S. Census Bureau. In addition, 21.0 percent of people in Austin did not have health insurance coverage, compared with 15.1 percent nationally. A selected profile of Austin appears below, including statistics on...

2012-09-18 02:21:43

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Santrol announces the publication of Well Stimulation Treatments, Second Edition authored by cofounder A. Richard Sinclair. This book, an authoritative resource for understanding the complexities of hydraulic fracturing, is published by the Petroleum Extension Service (PETEX(®)), a unit of the Division of Continuing and Innovative Education at The University of Texas at Austin. (Photo:...


Latest University of Texas at Austin Reference Libraries

30_cf03b5f2241f902e14ffacfa005d199d
2005-06-02 08:04:23

The Texas Longhorn is a breed of cattle known for its characteristic horns, which can extend to six feet in width and have a slight upward turn at their tips, as well as for their distinctive "burnt orange" coloring. "The Longhorns" is also the nickname of the sports teams of The University of Texas and the school mascot is a Longhorn named Bevo. The Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America serves as the recognized registry for the breed. Though some historians disagree, the Texas...

More Articles (1 articles) »